It’s not uncommon to see successful 58-62-year-old urban men dating and/or marrying women in their mid to late 30’s.
By standards that have evolved over the past decade, 37 and 60 are considered age-appropriate.
It’s a simple formula: 1/2 one’s age plus 7.
Of course, it could also be 1/2 one’s age minus 7, and still meet normal parameters.
In either case, the women are hardly 17 for God’s sake.
With this as a backdrop, I have posted a link to an Elle Magazine article I think you’ll find interesting.
I’ll follow it’s bullet points with comments of my own based upon real life urban experience.
“Old men are polite and thoughtful and young guys are generally self-centered.” Megan Megan O’Brien, founder of the marketing agency Beauty Brander, almost exclusively dates men in their sixties and older.
1] I like a man’s man.
The synopsis: “To a man in his 60’s it’s the norm to treat a woman like a LADY.”
Older men I know are far more appreciative of the young women in their lives because they know that authentic love is no longer a disposable asset.
2] They don’t play games.
The synopsis: “The bullshit factor dramatically declines as the years of their age rise.”
Time becomes a far more valuable commodity when it becomes more scarce, forcing demand through the roof. Therefore, “sealing the deal” with a younger woman becomes a far more likely outcome.
3] They are more thoughtful.
The synopsis: “Leaving love notes in your purse for you to find later is another common trait of a more mature man…..just because.”
To older men, younger women are kind of like time capsules that transport us back to a time when life was more spontaneous and carefree. Younger men have precisely the opposite effect on older women for obvious reasons.
4] They have their shit together.
The synopsis: “He’s spending more time and attention on your relationship [than at the office].”
He doesn’t have to spend as much time at the office [see#4]. Most men in this situation work from a laptop and a cellphone for a few hours and call it a day.
5] He will be proud to be with you.
The synopsis: “Most guys in their thirties think they’re doing YOU a favor by holding your hand and saying that you look beautiful.”
When you’re young, youth and beauty are boundless resources, so you take them for granted.
But older men have already been laid more times than they can possibly count, so they focus on other aspects of the relationship.
This, of course, will then lead to even more sex – only this time with someone who’s name they remember.